Healthy Maharashtrian Amti at home Maharashtrian Amti is a dal recipe made with toor dal along with a medley of Indian spices. Amti is an Indian word for any curry or dal which has an acidic ingredient. In this recipe, we have used tamarind which gives the tangy flavor to the curry. This dal preparation has a perfect mix of flavors ranging from sweet, sour and spicy. The uniqueness of this dish lies in using the goda masala (recipe given below) which is made of dry coconut and sesame seeds. Maharashtrian amti makes for a perfect light meal when served with brown rice. Try out this wholesome meal and let us know in the comments section on how you like it.

Maharashtrian Amti Dal


  • ½ cup toovar dal
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp seedless tamarind
  • 2 tsp goda masala
  • 1 tsp jaggery grated
  • 2 tbsp grated coconut
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 green chili slit
  • ¼ tsp hing
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves chopped


  1. Soak tamarind in hot water for 20 mins, squeeze the pulp from the soaked tamarind and keep aside.
  2. Wash and pressure cook the dal for 7 to 8 whistles in 2 cups of water and a pinch of turmeric.
  3. When the pressure in the cooker settles down, open the lid and mash the dal with a masher. keep aside.
  4. Heat ghee in a pan and add mustard seeds, asafetida, curry leaves, green chilies and let them crackle..
  5. Add the dal and 1/4 cup water and stir well.
  6. Season with goda masala, jaggery, tamarind pulp, coconut, and salt.
  7. Simmer for 10-12 minutes with frequent stirring.
  8. Garnish with coriander and serve hot.

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